July Coaching Conversation

When: 07/16/2019 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
MayoBird, 1531 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC

The vision of Coaching Conversations is to afford coaches, both new and experienced, an additional opportunity to share best coaching practices, experiences and challenges so they can grow professionally in a relaxed environment. Each session will be facilitated by an experienced coach from our chapter and will focus on a specific skill or competency that relates to the art and process of coaching. There will be group conversations and experiential exercises. This programming is free to Chapter members and affiliates, both of whom can bring guests interested in exploring the coaching profession.

Topic:  Coaching clients for work-life balance

At our July conversation, we focus on how we can help our clients get in control of their jobs, so they have time for a life. A lot of our clients struggle to take their full vacation allotment because they are understaffed, have trouble saying "no", difficulties prioritizing, etc. and often don't want to take the risk of taking time off when there is so much going on (politically).  When clients are new to their jobs (or businesses), their ambition or, more generally, their need for achievement keeps them highly engaged for the first few years. Many choose job over family and self in order to get settled in their work and make a name for themselves.  As a result, some end up in broken relationships, ill health, or staying single much longer than they ever anticipated.
Many of us coaches work on one side of this equation or the other (life coaching or business coaching). So, let's put our heads together to see what new twists we can offer for helping clients-- no matter which side of this equation we prefer to work on.

Some questions we will discuss are:

  • What role do you play in helping them find new practices, change their habits, or get them to pay attention to their health?
  • How do you help clients deal with the guilt and shame of enjoying their work (and putting a higher priority on it) than family or even they're own health and wellbeing?
  • What approaches do you take in facilitating the power of delegation, setting healthy boundaries, managing up (bosses), and time-priority management?

Please bring your tools, techniques and ideas as well as questions and problems to the table!

ICF Core Competencies Addressed:
  1. Setting the Foundation: Establishing the Coaching Agreement
  2. Co-creating the Relationship: Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
  3. Communicating Effectively: Active Listening; Powerful Questioning; Direct Communication
  4. Facilitating Learning and Results: Creating Awareness, Designing Actions, Planning and Goal Setting, Managing Progress and Accountability

Meet Dr. Louise Korver


Dr. Louise Korver is an ICF credentialed coach (PCC) and board certified (BCC). She is a graduate of the year-long Fielding Graduate University Evidence Based Coaching Program. Her practice is focused on executives, and she specializes in global leaders and female leaders. Louise is a developmental psychologist and focuses on C-suite selection and development. She enjoys helping clients gain self-awareness and improve their effectiveness in new roles (often new to the executive suite). This year, Louise had helped 5 clients get promoted and has talked 2 clients off the ledge of quitting their jobs. The most frequent coaching issues among her 13 female clients are speaking their mind/speaking up, and developing their teams through effective delegation. For male clients, it focused on feeling confident as a C-Suite executive, stepping up their game in their first C-Suite role without any formal preparation. Both men and women clients suffer from Imposter Syndrome and Work-Life Balance issues.

In her personal life, Louise is a junkie for Sci-Fi (favorite program is "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel. She enjoys outdoor summer concerts and boating on LKN. SHe has a TDI certified therapy dog and does service at UNC during exam week (Paws for Exams) and likes to work with children in the "Children Reading to Dogs" program.